Unemployment is often found in quite small neighbourhood pockets and
community focused schemes are becoming more relevant. The report:
'More than just a job' illustrates that housing associations have a good feel of what will work in these neighbourhoods, and have the potential to develop schemes in conjunction with local residents.
have already been doing, and the potential for others to get involved.'
'More than just a job', is based on the experience of five successful
schemes from across the country. It gives guidance and information for
those organisations thinking of developing similar schemes.
It makes clear that community centred - 'bottom up' - approaches are the key. Commitment to consult and involve participants can make the
difference in creating projects that are more attractive to potential
Jim Coulter continued:
'Often training and job schemes can seem unattractive to potential
participants. With the right levels of commitment and involvement, this report illustrates how career paths can be opened.'
'More than just a job' by Aaron Cahill and Tim Taylor is available from the NHF. Fax orders to 0171 843 2214. Price is£10 +£2.50 P&P.